The Story of Lourdes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Left: St. Bernadette, Grotto at Massabielle, Lourdes Shrine

 

Our Lady of Lourdes is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary recalling her apparitions in 1858 in the grotto at Massabielle, France to Saint Bernadette Soubirous, a fourteen-year-old peasant girl.  Our Lady instructed Bernadette to dig in the ground nearby, from which came a spring with healing properties, active to this day. After a thorough investigation, the apparitions were approved for devotion by the Catholic Church in 1862. A shrine was built there, which remains a popular place of pilgrimage. The latest (and 69th) approved miracle involving a healing in the water of Lourdes took place in May, 1989 and after extensive investigation was approved by the Church in July, 2013.  The Song of Bernadette, a best-selling novel about these events was written in 1941 by Franz Werfel and made into the classic 1943 film of the same title. The statue of Mary in the sanctuary of our church, to the left of the altar, in white robes with a blue sash and a golden rose on each foot, is a representation of the Lourdes image of Our Lady, as she appeared to St. Bernadette.

 

 

 

Our Lady of Lourdes

103 Golf Club Lane

Springfield, TN 37172

615-384-6200

 

See the Weekly Bulletins to confirm times:

Mass

Tuesday: 8:30am

Wednesday: 6:30pm

Thursday: 8:30am

Friday: 8:30am

Saturday: 8:30am, 5:00pm

Sunday: 10:30am

Spanish: Sunday 1PM

Adoration

Wednesday: 3:00pm-6:15pm

Saturday: 9:am to noon

 

Rosary

Saturday 4:30pm

 

Confession

Saturday: 9am to noon, 4:30pm to 5pm

St. Michael

3553 South Carter Road

Cedar Hill, TN 37072

Sunday

Confession 7:30am

Rosary 7:30am

Mass 8am